Scandal Recap: Someone Got a Free Pass to the Eiffel Tower?

Everyone is still dealing with the death of the First Family's son.

We opened up last night’s episode of Scandal with Jake walking towards his car. His B613 sense tells him something’s fishy and when he takes a look at the wet ground under his car, he sees what it is: a flashing red light. He presses the security button for his car and BOOM! Of course, cool guys don’t look at explosions, so when we catch up with Jake, he’s arriving late to Olivia’s house for date. The excuse: “car trouble.”

Because this is Scandal we’re talking about, she doesn’t actually stay for the date. Her phone rings and off she goes.

Ultimately, everything that happens this episode goes back to the fact that everyone is still dealing with the death of the President’s son at the end of last season. Well, maybe not Cyrus, but everyone else.

When next we see Olivia, she’s with Quinn at a party where shots are being served and multi-colored flashing lights are beaming around the room. They find the president’s daughter sprawled on a bed in her underwear.

They make a quick encrypted call to Cyrus and he’s in bed with Michael the sex worker. They’re yammering on about work or something, but he jumps into action when he hears of the situation.

The next phone call from Liv is to Huck who gets instructions to shut down all the cell phones at the party so First Daughter Karen can make a getaway without any incriminating photos. With that, Liv, Quinn and Karen escape via helicopter. How many times did you wish for that when you were 17?

Karen is looking for even more help getting into the White House, but Liv is done.

“This isn’t a job. This is a favor… Favor complete,” says Olivia, leaving Karen to explain how she got away from Secret Service. Karen says Secret Service is useless (which has been proven kind of true in the past few months as well) because they were around when her brother was killed and couldn’t stop it.

Just when we thought this couldn’t get any worse, turns out Karen made a sex tape starring her and two guys and someone sent it to her phone. “You get the President’s ass out of bed, now!” says Liv on another phone call. Favor not complete.

Confronted with the info, Fitz jumped to one conclusion. “Were you raped?” To which his daughter lets him know that she cut class, got on some girl’s private jet and took “a shot of something.” So basically, she was searching for trouble and found it.

“An angry teenage girl with daddy issues,” remarks Olivia. “I can relate.”

“I need these boys found. Liv,” says Fitz. “Please… this is my child. I need you on this. ” So a favor turned into a job.

This does not sit well with Mellie, who’s back in her pjs eating cereal.

The First Lady sees Olivia at the White House and stops her. Literally grabs her and stops her. “What are you doing in my house? You tell me! You tell me now!” Liv just walks away.

Mellie storms to Oval Office to confront Fitz which looked like the tweet above and sounded a little like this:

Mellie: “… You made one of your masturbating late night calls and she came running over here?”

He says she should be glad Liv is there.

Mellie: “I should be glad? I’m her mother… I want her out of here.”